Saskatchewan. Conservation Education Branch

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Type of entity

Secondary Agency

Authorized form of name

Saskatchewan. Conservation Education Branch

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Other form(s) of name

  • Conservation Education Branch

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Dates of existence



The Conservation Education Branch was established in the Department of Natural Resources during the 1952/53 fiscal year to streamline the department's public awareness activities. The new branch was created through an amalgamation of existing units, as follows: the Museum of Natural History, the Photographic Unit, the School Conservation Education lecture tour, and the Northern News radio program operating out of Prince Albert.

Headed by a director, the Conservation Education Branch originally consisted of three sections: Information and Education; Photographic; and Provincial Museum of Natural History. The Information and Education section was staffed by a senior information writer and a conservation officer, both based in Prince Albert. They were responsible for providing conservation education in schools; producing the Northern News radio program on CKBI; publishing a departmental newsletter; responding to information requests; creating and distributing various publications; and assisting the Bureau of Publications with news releases. The Photographic Section was responsible for producing images in various formats for documentary, educational and publicity purposes. The Museum of Natural History in Regina was responsible for acquiring and displaying specimens and encouraging public interest in zoology, botany, archaeology, paleontology and geology.

The Museum Section was elevated to full branch status during the 1953/54 fiscal year in order to allow the Conservation Education Branch to focus on its primary purpose, which was the preparation and distribution of information about the department's conservation programs. However the museum returned to the branch within the year.

During the 1954/55 fiscal year, the Conservation Education Branch was reorganized into the Conservation Branch.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

The primary mandate of the Conservation Education Branch was to advise and assist other branches of the Department of Natural Resources in carrying out information projects and to educate the public on the necessity of conserving Saskatchewan's fish, fur, wildlife and timber resources.

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Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources (1930-1944)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 12

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Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources is the controlling agency for Saskatchewan. Conservation Education Branch

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Conservation Branch (1954-1960)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 106

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Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Conservation Branch is the successor of Saskatchewan. Conservation Education Branch

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Authority record identifier

GA 107

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created on 2011-06-21. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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